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    December 6, 2013
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falling all night long but in about 36 hours. >> sleet and freezing rain for the weekend. >> reporter: what does it take to police these streets? after two d.c. cops recently arrested and more than 90 in
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the last four years we'll take a look at hiring standards in the d.c. police department. >> two trophies up for grabs. >> a double dose of championship high school football in both maryland and the district. a live look outside right now, the cold rain has been falling all night, but in about 36 hours it's going to be a whole other story. >> first alert chief meteorologist topper shutt joins us from the weather center. sounds like if you want to get out and about, saturday is the day. >> that is indeed the day. we've got a winter storm watch for the entire area for sunday and sunday night primarily for sleet and freezing rain. the exception for the watch would be calvert and st. mary's county and the northern neck, although i think you'll see a brief period of sleet and freezing rain. don't be lulled into a false sense of security because we were 69 yesterday and fairly warm today. we've seen it throughout the midwest and southern plains
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states. ice storms can follow very warm temperatures especially with this kind of arctic air. showers right now and rain still pushing through the metro area, a miserable night with temperatures in the 40s. this will eventually move through later on by morning. if you're up by 7:00, you might have a leftover shower. by late morning you'll be fine. 37 in gaithersburg, 39 in manassas, 37 in leesburg, 42 downtown. it will not freeze tonight, but colder saturday, then clearing, colder and dry saturday night. you're okay tomorrow night, too. sunday red alert for snow and mix and temperatures below freezing all day in the metro area sunday and i just saw some new data. i think they'll stay below freezing all night as well. we'll tell you what that means in a bit. here's what we can expect in the next few days as this icy storm laws across the country. >> wintery warnings from texas to tennessee. take a look at your world in 90 seconds. >> tonight one of the worst ice storms in years stretches from
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texas to pennsylvania. >> reporter: ice, sleet and snow covers parts of oklahoma, arkansas, tennessee and texas. >> utilities crews in texas and arkansas tried to knock heavy ice off power lines before they snapped from the weight. on ramps became as slippery as bobsled runs. you could hear pellets of ice pound the ground in denton, texas, north of dallas. 1/2-inch of freezing rain and snow made the roads treacherous for drivers. >> go really slow and easy on the brakes. >> hundreds of thousands were customers were without power as of friday morning. >> and hundreds of flights are canceled. >> the ice storm is absolutely our worst situation. >> this storm is blamed for at least one death in oklahoma. >> see all kinds of different things happen out there and 99.9% of them are preventible. >> parts of arkansas could see temperatures drop to 0. >> if this refreezes, it just makes it that more hazardous. >> officials in post county, arkansas, say a man was killed
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late thursday when a tree fell on his camper. in memphis, tennessee, rain turned to ice on trees and roads. >> people's cars aren't suited for it. they don't have tires to handle it. >> accumulated ice is very heavy and tends to bring down tree limbs and power lines. >> the arctic mass sitting over the midwest made it feel like 20 below in duluth, minnesota, the air so cold steam lifted from lake superior. new information tonight in two investigations involving d.c. cops, first there's marc washington accused of taking nude photos of a 15-year-old girl and today we learned a second officer has been suspended in connection with that case, but chief cathy lanier will not say why. then there's linwood barnhill jr. so far he's not facing criminal charges, but earlier this week police searched hills southeast d.c. apartment and found a 16-year-old female run- away. she claims barnhill force heard and other girls to work as
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prostitutes. detectives found a box of condoms and other evidence inside that apartment consistent with the allegations. the cases are not related police say. on top of all that dozens of d.c. police officers have been arrested in the last 3 1/2 years. tonight we are asking questions about that department's hiring standards. hope you have some answers. >> police departments and their officers wield an enormous amount of power and trust in the community. that's why it's important to hire responsible capable officers who have high ethical standards. some suggest d.c. police are not always doing that. when police officers are the ones getting arrested -- >> it's an indication of a serious problem. >> a recent washington examiner report highlights the more than 90 arrests of d.c. officers in the last 3 1/2 years, just this week two more arrested. d.c. police chief cathy lanier describes what the department does. >> we go back and look at did we miss something in the
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recruiting process, in the hiring or background process? did we hire the right people? that's our concern. >> chief lanier says the hiring and recruiting process has changed drastically in the last several years. >> it's a 360-degree difference in hiring. >> today hiring includes polygraph test and background checks and some police union reps argue the current guideline and hiring standards are not where they should be and the department needs to be more vigilant about hiring good cops. tim lynch with the cato institute project that monitors police departments across the country says it's about having a system in place. >> you have to take a close look at whether it's a bad apple or we have a bad system in place. sometimes police departments around the country have a reactive system. they wait for a lawsuit to be filed against the department or they wait for an officer to be arrested. >> we put very strong policies
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in place. we put a lot of opportunities for people to report misconduct to us and we do proactive integrity checks. >> chief lanier insists in the case of her department it has been just a few bad apples. >> i've had three cops shot this year putting their live on the line to protect strangers because that's what 99.9% of my police department does every single day. >> chief lanier's take is the recent arrests are isolated cases, but she also says she is very concerned about the allegations of egregious conduct. checking up on the affordable care act, the director of the troubled maryland health exchange has resigned. rebecca pearce resigned today after an emergency session. according to the washington post, the site continues to have technical problems that hampered enrollment. carolyn quattrocki is now acting executive director. as of november 30th just 3,758 folks have chosen a private
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plan through the health exchange in maryland. at that rate the state will be far from reaching its goal of enrolling 150,000 people by the end of march. today in south africa people of all races and ethnicities took to the streets to celebrate the life of nelson mandela. flags are flying at half staff from havana to the united nations and in new york the empire state building is shining the colors of south africa's flag. the official memorial service in joe lanceburg johannesburg will be held -- johannesburg will be held december 10th. washington will serve as an official site for the commemoration of mr. mandela's life. there are plenty of ways you can take part. you can leave flowers outside the south african embassy outside massachusetts avenue and northwest and go inside to stein a book of condolences --
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sign a book of condolences. a steady stream of visitors did that today. >> i just wanted her to know how important that the work that he did for freedom was. >> the south african embassy will hold a vigil for mandela every night from 7:00 to 8:00. next wednesday morning at 11:00 there will be a service to celebrate nelson mandela's life at washington national cathedral. be sure to tune in tomorrow night at 9:00 nelson mandela, father of a nation, a cbs 48 hour special program exploring the social, cultural and political impact of his life on the world. new tonight a stabbing right outside the howard theater down along the 600 block of t street northwest. it happened at about 6:00 this evening and the police tell us the victim is a man and was suffering life threatening injuries as paramedics rushed him to a nearby hospital. at last check no suspects and the cops are still trying to figure out why that man was stabbed. the big time drug bust in
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laurel today, police found 180 pounds of pot in a room at the holiday inn express on laurel place. detectives say the drugs have a street value of more than half a million bucks. you surely cannot have a cop on every corner, but cell phones could be the next best thing. now there's a way you can use your smartphone to send a photo and report suspicious information to police and peggy fox shows us how it works. >> it gives us almost instant information. >> reporter: cell phones are everywhere. people are texting and calling and checking e-mail. now you can use that phone to send a tip to these guys, virginia state police. first you need to download the free app. see something, send something. then this video shows how it works. >> see something suspicious, then snap it and send it using virginia's see something send something app. >> reporter: the app grew out of the investigation of the 71
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arsons along the eastern shore last year. tips from the public finally came flowing in not from a traditional hotline number but a text box. >> young people today aren't as apt to talk on the telephone, but they sure do like to text. that's certainly an audience and generation of people we want to reach. >> i'm all for it, great idea. >> reporter: how many times have you seen something suspicious or illegal and wished there were a police officer right there? now with this app you can send police exactly what you're seeing. >> i think it's great, yeah. it's a great idea. it should have been done a while ago. >> reporter: it fills a need between calling 911 and doing something says scott mullen, ceo of my mobile witness which developed the app. >> my wife recognized a car that was sitting where kids were coming out of the school and watching the kids and it didn't look like a parent, so she took a picture of the plate and the car and used it. >> reporter: the app works nationwide, although one place you should definitely not use it is in your car while you're
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driving. >> it would be difficult to safely take fave -- take a photograph and drive your car, also. >> pennsylvania and louisiana are already using this service. police say if the tip is relevant, it's forwarded to the investigating agency. if the tip is not relevant, police say the name and phone number of the provider along with the photo, permanently deleted. north korea release an 85- year-old california man held in state custody the past five weeks. merrill newman was taken into custody while on a 10 day tour of the country. north korea said newman committed hostile acts during the korean war. days ago they released this video of him where it appeared he was reading from a prepared apology statement. north korea says it has now released newman as a humanitarian gesture. police in mexico were questioning six men to see if they are the ones who stole a truck carrying radioactive
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cobalt 60. all six tested negative for radiation exposure. the cobalt 60 had been used in hospital equipment. a truck was hauling it to a waste center outside mexico city. police found the empty truck wednesday and soon after found the radioactive pellets in a field about 1/2 nile away. police do not think the thieves -- mile away. police do not think the thieves knew they were dealing with dangerous cargo. the white house decided to grant legal protection to the big wind farms, the ones with the giant turbines. sometimes they accidentally kill or injure bald or golden eagles which is usually against the law. a federal study suggests the wind farms have killed 67 eagles the last five years. the white house now ys the protection granted today is intended to encouragement the development of green energy. oh, the things folks will do to keep from looking their age. >> now there's a mickover called the vampire -- a makeover called the vampire face and it uses your own blood to smooth out wrinkles and help
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you look younger. it is a hit in hollywood evidently.
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three, two, one. >> okay, it's not a rocket launch, no. that's president barack obama and the first family lighting our national christmas tree on
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our rainy friday night. this year is the 91st lighting of that tree and it stands in the president's park behind the white house, very cool stuff. it may sound a little gruesome, but it is all the rage, a new less invasive beauty procedure that involves injecting your own blood into your face. apparently it's supposed to make you look younger. >> let's give it a chance here. we'll introduce you to the vampire facelift. >> vampires, parasites of the underworld. their sharp fangs piercing necks in a blood lust ritual. it's what most people think of when you say vampire. but in 2013 there's a new meaning. in hollywood blood is beauty and some of the biggest stars are hungry for it.
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the vampire facelift. >> this area around here. >> reporter: you are looking at the first moments of this new cosmetic procedure in the medical office of dr. charles tellacouture and while it may be cutting edge not a single knife is used, no cutting, no stitches, no pulling. the doctor begins by drawing the patient's blood and then using a centrifuge spins the blood to separate it. >> it helps stimulate collagen for skin renewal. >> reporter: after the blood is separated, the patient's face is numbed and the plasma rich portion of the blood is injected into the face. >> a little bit there, too. you really want to raise that area. see how we got really good angulation? we're trying to get the same thing. >> reporter: tabitha wanted to reduce the hollows under her eyes, the fine lines under her
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lips and wanted a fuller look to her face. >> it was definitely something i was interested in. i didn't want to use anything synthetic in my face and using something my own body was using anyways, it appealed to me of. >> reporter: the procedure takes less than an hour and since it's minimally invasive there is little bruising. some people do it on their lunch break. as for ab that, she loves the result. -- as for tabitha, she loves the result. >> i feel good. >> yes, two grand, folks. charles said he asked another medical doctor about the procedure and he said it's perfectly safe because the only thing used comes from your own body. we want to thank everyone who has given joy on our virtual joy drive. nearly all the toys have been bought for the volunteers of america organization that we're helping, so yea! for those of you that want to help kids in our area still,
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many of these kid need coats and boots and scarves this cold winter. with just a few clicks of your computer you can help. go to www.wusa9.com and look for the give joy icon on the right-hand side halfway down the homepage. click the blue box. you can give a gift to a needy family, make a donation or send a card in our virtual joy drive. >> you'll have plenty of time to do that because sunday you'll be stuck in the house. >> pretty much. in fact, looking at new data i think it will stay below freezing longer maybe till monday morning. the only thing that could save us would be sleet. sleet does not accumulate on the trees, power lines. if we get more sleet than freezing rain, that would be a silver lining. let's start with what's happening, cold air damming. what is that? this arctic air oozes down the east side of the appalachian. it's a shallow air and colder air is denser.
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you get the warm wind above it, but it can't scour out the cold air. it may be at 2,000 feet 45 degrees. that won't do us any good if at the surface we're still 29 to 31 degrees. it's maybe a shallow layer of 1,000 feet, but that's good enough to keep it to sleet or freezing rain. we're looking at mainly ice, backed start time an hour, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. start time sunday. it starts as snow. we could see an inch of snow before it changes to a mix the rest of the day. it's pretty impressive sleet rolling in here in the afternoon and evening and then temperatures remain below 32 until 7 a.m. monday from the district north and west. that does not include charles county, but district north and west. let's start with a live look outside, our live michael and son weather cam, 42, that's the low so far today, still have rain, winds north at 16. this is the first system that will go through. this will only bring us rain
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tonight and early tomorrow maybe a shower. you can see the snow and mix up into pennsylvania. as far as we're concerned, still pretty good rain across the metro area, but the colder air is beginning to infiltrate our area, although not cold enough to produce snow. we're into the 30s in some of the suburbs and we'll get drier colder air in tomorrow. tomorrow is your errand day. now we're looking at light showers pushing through. that will continue through the night and again maybe early in the morning. colder saturday and some clearing either late morning or afternoon. colder and dry saturday night, still okay to go out. sunday red alert, snow, mix all day and temperatures less than 32 in the metro area all day. overnight just rain and showers, temperatures generally falling -- actually have fallen from the 50s back to the 30s. tomorrow morning start in the 40s and it will be breezy. it will be kind of cold, but you can do stuff. it will be dry.
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red alert sunday, snow to a mix, 32, chilly with showers. we climb to 41 in the afternoon monday, horrible day for football. 30 to 32, cloudy and cold with sleet and freezing rain. again what is the up side to starting rg3? there is no reward for that. all right, monday showers and then tuesday rain, flurries, very cold wednesday and thursday, back in the 40s on friday. i'll be on twitter all weekend and we'll be here all weekend following this you won't take my life.
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now a dave owens from our wusa9 cadillac sports desk. >> look at the tape here, john wall is playing like a no. 1 pick. tonight a special otto porter season debut. john wall says topper shutt, if you can make it rain, i can, too, 30 points, wizards by three 15 seconds ago. milwaukee's brandon knight, we're going to overtime when
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knight again night night putting them to sleep. tough loss for the wizards, 109- 105. all right. on to high school football. you didn't really need to go to the maryland state championships tonight to know who would win. you just needed to watch animal planet, rams or suitland, jaguars or northwest high school, they love the rainforest, rain, forest, let's get to it. look at this rain right there. wow. i tell you suitland playing pretty good in the wet stuff down but mounting a late rally. four minutes to go suitland driving again for the lead here, no. jaguars surround the defender, knock it away. they need a stop, not going to get it. matt watson is a doctor and he makes house calls. see you later. northwest winning it 33-16. >> it was a factor because it was a little harder to throw
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the ball. when i became that wide open, i knew i just had to run under and catch it. >> you would think he'd be more excited after going to a touchdown. district championships here. this is the warriors rolling, carson coming into your living room there. a little bit later rashad cooper had himself a ballgame and deandrei payne going to tennessee next year and he's the only 10 i see running away with it. >> otto porter of the wizards a first round draft choice? >> yes, he was. the no. 3 pick. zero a subaru...
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we're looking at some rough weather for the weekend, top. >> red alert sunday, winter storm watch sunday and sunday night and cut-ins tomorrow beginning at 3:00 throughout the day. we'll be here all weekend. the big trouble will be sunday. i think we'll stay below freezing even in town until monday morning. watch out. >> very slick and could be power outages. >> could be. sleet could save us. >> you know it's bad when sleet could
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